<p>Hi, I'm a high school junior, and I'm getting National Merit recognition. However, I'm probably only getting Commended. Therefore, when choosing colleges to send reports to, I'm not interested in which colleges give out scholarships as Semifinalists and Finalists might be. Instead, I'm trying to figure out which colleges this report would give me a boost for regarding admissions.</p>
<p>1) Should I send the reports to reach, target, or safety schools?
-Most applicants at reach schools have National Merit stuff too, but maybe I need to show I'm on par with them. Plus these are the schools I really want to go to.
-I don't really need help at safeties, but would they consider giving me a scholarship (not National Merit related) if I showed interest in this way?</p>
<p>2) Do certain colleges respond better to this kind of thing and see it as you showing interest, while others don't care?</p>
<p>I know this isn't a really big deal and it doesn't really affect my chances all that much. Still, I'd like to make the best choices as I can. Thank you in advance for your help.</p>